Dr. Maria Dixon-Hall, an associate professor of Communication Studies at Southern Methodist University, is a founding partner of mustangconsulting. An active organizational consultant, she exemplifies her passion for nonprofit management and organizational communication by mentoring student consultants on the team.
Her work appears in top communication journals including Management Communication Quarterly, Southern Journal of Communication, Liturgy and the Journal of Communication and Religion.
Dr. Dixon-Hall is a true transformational leader. Students and colleagues greatly benefit from her willingness to provide honest feedback and her dedication to the clients’ needs. Students who study under Dr. Dixon-Hall can expect to be challenged beyond an undergraduate level. She tailors student goals and sets personalized benchmarks according to each student’s communications experience and need for growth.
Dr. Dixon-Hall’s deep connection with the United Methodist Church guides much of her communications work. She has consulted for various organizations related to the UMC, and currently serves on the General Commission on Communications board for United Methodist Communications.
Students love building a relationship with Dr. Dixon-Hall beyond the confines of the classroom. Not only is she a terrific mentor, but a loyal and understanding friend and colleague. Her positive attitude constantly motivates those around her to find their voices and change our world. One of Dr. Dixon-Hall’s greatest gifts is realizing an individual’s potential, and nurturing those talents to create effective and highly skilled consultants and leaders.
Dr. Dixon-Hall holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Th.M. in Homiletics from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, an M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and a B.S. in Marketing from the Culverhouse School of Business at the University of Alabama.
Dr. Dixon-Hall enjoys visiting her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, and eating at El Pheonix. She loves Alabama football, and spending time with her husband Rev. Jeff Hall, and dog Ms. Eddie.